The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center
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... games. We then drove to the "Historic District". Beautiful scenery surrounded the White River but the 'historic' part left a lot to be desired. It was really an outdoor strip mall with many contemporary stores. Steve and the kids enjoyed go-karting to end the evening. Tomorrow (7/10) Will turns 15 and we're headed to St. Louis to see a Cardinals game. Happy Birthday Will! ...
... encountered more ticks than the 2 of us have seen in a very long time. And yes, we did use a good amount of Deep Woods Off. The little buggers liked us anyway! After leaving Pea Ridge, we headed to our campground in Branson, MO. Almost immediately upon crossing the state line the terrain changed from Ozark mountains to relatively flat farmland...definitely a change from what we've seen the past couple of days. Branson is supposedly a bit like Gatlinburg, TN...a big tourist ...
Beautiful day today about 30C with low humidity, great for my last tour of the area. Today I thought I would take it easy and take a relaxed journey this time. Well, that lasted about two curves and then I poured on the heat :-).
Reminiscing about yesterdays trip and today's, I saw more poverty in Southern Missouri (villages made up of old house trailers, Dollar General and ...
... learning when I am riding.
The tour was not too picturesque. Trees when I was in the forest and farms when out. The 'mountains' are not bit or have interesting rock formations so not too many photo's. Of course there is the food shot where I was at a Mexican restaurant built into a hill. I had a Bloody mary because there was no Bavarian beer on tap ;-)
Tomorrow I;m still her in Eureka Springs, off on another tour.
After getting up early to quit the motel and get to McD's to deliver yesterdays blog I had an easy three hour ride to Eureka Springs where I planned to stay for three nights. Not having reservtions (never do) I found this place Sherwood Court Inn where I booked a cabin instead of the usual motel room. Have posted pice for you ladies to check ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews The Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center Branson
After reading the bad reviews on here , I thought I would add a quick review. My husband and I stayed on our anniversary, we wanted a room for two with a tub for two. The rooms are themed, ours was a tropical theme, The room was at the end of the building where the sun blared down on the room in the afternoons. The air conditioner was broken, we called and they said that they would be right there, Keep in mind we were there for a romantic evening, five hours later they came and worked on it. It still was broken, imagine trying to get romantic in a hot tub with a hundred degree room... tried to get them to give us another room, but they said they could not. we were in branson for two nights, the second night we checked into a cheaper hotel with no tub for two, just so we could get a cool room, as we spent $150.00 on the room from hell...After a heated discussion in front of everyone in the lobby, they agreed to refund part of our money...I would not recomend this place to anyone.
Please don't mar your trip with a stay here.
We asked for a non-smoking room. The first thing we noticed was the stench of smoke. We complained and they said they would look into it. When we got back from our show it still smelled bad. We were too tired to pursue it so we went to bed. During the night we discovered it was the blankets that smelled so bad. You know that means were were sleeping on used blankets of the smokers that stayed earlier. They did change the bedding the second time we complained but we were pretty grossed out by then. The tv was so blurry we couldn't watch it. The bathtub was full of hair that wasn't ours. The toilet was like riding a rocking horse. I will never stay there again. A really bad blotch on an otherwise enjoyable trip. Please learn from the reviews here and stay elsewhere.
Never stay again
We were at the Settle Inn with a bus tour. If we had been there on our own, we would have left immediately after seeing our room and gotten a room at a different hotel. There were spider webs in the bathroom. The risers on the toilet seat were cracked and broken off, so the seat wasn't steady. The hair dryer grill was thick with dirt. Wouldn't want to use that on your hair. Our spread on the bed had a big hole in it. During breakfast, they kept blowing fuses and were operating the electrical things off of big orange extension cords. We did not feel comfortable in our room.
Cheapest rendition of Las Vegas' Excaliber
This hotel was sold to us as a 4 star hotel(over the phone). I beg to differ. It was filthy dirty. The walls, floors, decorations etc. were dingy and musty smelling. When we arrived there, I immediately asked for a cleaner place.
The hotel had knights on horseback outside the motel as well. Certainly no Excalibur.
Grand Crown Resorts gets you to Branson and then does a bait and switch tactic when it's too late. I was embarrassed that my husband and I could be so mislead and cheated.
We just returned form Branson on 11-15-2004. We stayed at the Settle Inn on Mountain View Road. And I must say from the reviews I had read here we were prepared to find another hotel.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The staff at the front desk made us feel welcome and comfortable. Our room was clean, maid service was there each day of our stay and did a good job.
The hotel is easily accessable to all areas of Branson, just be sure to use the red, blue or yellow routes as Hwy. 76 is very crowded.
We stayed in the Safari Room on the 3rd floor. It was a nonsmoking room with no hints of previous smokers. This was not a 5 star hotel, but it was clean and comfortable. When we return this summer with our grandchildren we will stay again at the Settle Inn.
We just returned from a stay at the Settle Inn. We took my daughter for her 13th birthday. She had always wanted to stay at the castle hotel as she called it. The staff were very unhelpful as to giving directions around such a large hotel and offered a map to hurry us away. The rooms were very unsanitary. The carpet had been vacuumed but along each wall was a 1 inch wide path of very old dust build up. Our box springs on 1 of the beds was completely busted open and torn on one side which we believed contributed to the awful allergies we had while there. The room was filled with a smell of mold and must that was disguised with a bit of bleach. I would never stay here again even if it were free. The Settle Inn is nice on the outside but do not be fooled by its outer appearance because it is in great need of cleaning and repairs inside.
Our Favorite Place to stay in Branson!
We have stayed at other places in Branson, but keep coming back to the Settle Inn. Always clean, always friendly staff, always great food. We always know what to expect when we stay and are never dissapointed. From now on we won't chance going elsewhere.
I went during Christmas for a relaxing vacation. The hotel was picked for me by a travel agent and he made an excellent choice. The outer appearance of the building compares to nothing else I saw during my stay in Branson. I stayed in the "Oval Office" theme room. The room was BEAUTIFUL and CLASSY. I would recommend this particular theme room to anyone. It is more tastefully done than the photos on their website would lead you to believe. The desk staff was friendly and helpful. One night of my stay was in a regular double queen room. This was also nice. I left happy and relaxed.
Settle Inn in Branson is a good hotel choice - I recommend! Good location on Green Mountain Drive which runs south of busy 76 highway strip - runs parallel to 76 hwy. (Don't stay on 76 due to traffic congestion!) Next door was fun Dockers Restaurant where the waitresses sing as you eat and have their CDs at your table in case you want to buy one from a star wanna-be! Hotel had 3 large buildings / is nestled in trees/quiet area really. Free breakfast of muffins, bagels, donuts, juice coffee, milk, cereal, etc. 6-10 a.m. 2 indoor pools and 2 indoor whirlpools were of average appearance but whirlpool felt great after busy day. Newly redecorated lobbies with beautiful carpet and large couches in main building. Main bldg is no smoking/no pets; other 2 bldgs allow pets. Front desk help was professional when I arrived and checked out or when I called with questions from my room. No hillbillies working here that I could tell! : ) They take entertainment card discount which gave me the room at HALF PRICE.
Worse possible choice
Reservation made 2 weeks in advance with guarantee. Room not ready in morning (understandable) - Went back at 3:00 - room given was handicap room - overlooking parking lot. Had requested king,non-smoking with view if possible. Refused this room - no other kings available so had to start looking at 4:00 PM on Friday afternoon, busiest weekend there (car show). Management indicated they overbook as a practice, so apparently the fact that we were there early meant nothing. Would we ever go back there? NEVER